Pretty Palettes :: March Inspiration

Raise your hand if you are ready for spring!

I am so done with the monochromatic palette that is right outside my window. So I thought that I would inject a freshness to this month’s inspiration. I found the perfect palette on a new-to-me color website (I couldn’t even tell you how I stumbled upon it!) that is from Russia! This site is called In Color Balance and is very similar to the popular Design Seeds website for palettes.

Fresh spring colors from the Russian site In Color Balance

Fresh spring colors from the Russian site In Color Balance

Of course, the four leaf clover calls to mind St Patrick’s day, but more than that it reminds me of the renewal that happens every year when the snow melts and the green starts reappearing. (It is coming, right?)

march 2015 pretty palettes

93048 – turquoise 10mm ceramic
80760 – green/brown glass resin mix
91252 – brown ceramic 8mm rounds
55727 – green 4x6mm faceted AB
97864 – copper plated oval lentil
91352 – green iris glass faceted teardrops

The beads I chose just jumped right out at me when I walked into my Michaels – that doesn’t always happen! I started with the strand of large statement beads because they actually have all the colors in the palette. But one strand would not be enough! So next I spotted the turquoise ceramic rounds. I really like the little dots of brown, reminding me of the dirt that will bring new life. Of course, we needed more green and the small rondelles added the right amount of flash. Introducing the green faceted teardrops brought in another shape, and perfectly mimic the shape of the leaves. To round it out I found a mottled brown ceramic round and the copper lentils.

My Pretty Palettes partner for March is: Lorelei Eurto. I have long admired Miss Lorelei’s seemingly effortless way of combining colors and materials. Miss Lorelei is the co-author of one of my favorite books: Bohemian Inspired Jewelry. She makes the most intriguing jewelry that really captures the imagination with a unique sense of style. She is also one of the nicest people and I am blessed that I have had the chance to meet her. So I was delighted that she agreed to join me in this challenge.

Name:  Lorelei Eurto
Company Name:  Lorelei Eurto Jewelry
Blog address: http://lorelei1141.blogspot.com
Website: www.loreleieurtojewelry.com
Etsy shop: www.loreleieurtojewelry.etsy.com

So let’s get ready to welcome spring with this fresh and lively palette!

Erin Prais-Hintz

About Erin Prais-Hintz

Erin is a color addict who designs one of a kind wearable works of art for her company Tesori Trovati Jewelry. No bead goes unloved in her studio. She loves to mix patterns and textures, colors and metals, simple beads with stunning art beads for looks that have wit, whimsy and tell your story. Follow her creative journey on her blog: http://treasures-found.blogspot.com or find her hand made treasures at www.tesoritrovati.com.

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One Response to “Pretty Palettes :: March Inspiration”

  1. Erin Strother Erin Strother says:

    Diggin’ this combo! I’m thinking turquoise, baby! And can’t wait to see what Lorelei comes up with!